Danny Rolph: More Tomorrow than Today

8 April - 14 May 2022
The exhibition's title "More tomorrow than today" is a nod to one of his favourite tracks by Charles Earland "More today than yesterday" a great musician that continues to inspire him.

The four large Triplewall paintings ("Quartetti 1-4"), exhibited here for the first time, were made in London over the last six months. These works are a real tour de force, drawing direct influence from the Italian Memphis design movement in the 1980's who introduced in to contemporary design, a palette of bold, unconventional "Pop-inspired colors and the 16th Century Mannerist painter Jacopo Pontormo., The color and unique energy of Pontormo's  wonderful painting "The Deposition from the Cross" (1525-28 Santa Felicita, Firenze) has had a profound influence upon him for many years. A former Rome scholar, Italian culture and History has long been part of Rolph's intellectual and visual vocabulary.

There are four new medium sized paintings on Triplewall and four canvases, all started in London, but completed in Houston, that draw upon this legacy as well as acknowledging the strong ties that the artist has forged with Houston over the last sixteen years. His site specific installation will also evolve over the period of his residency.

These new paintings continue Rolph's ongoing exploration into the particularities of his life experienced, full of positive energy. He continues to open up new visual territories that arouse and excite in equal measure with compelling outcomes.
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